What's Happening in Physics and Astronomy
- Electric Bacteria
Moh El-Naggar and colleagues take on two experiments with two results on electric bacteria as seen in the December issue of Physics Today.
- Early Astrophysics from Planck
Elena Pierpaoli and collaborators gave the press release on new data from Planck at the AAS 217th meeting on January 11, 2011 in Seattle.
- Microbial Hair: It's Electric
Researchers, led by Prof. Moh El-Naggar, have shown that wired-up bacterial communities can act like circuits.
- Seasons in the Sun
A pioneer in the field of solar physics, Dr. Rhodes began conducting research at Mt. Wilson’s tower in 1977 as a California Institute of Technology postdoctoral student.
- Space Probe Peers Into Dark Cosmos
Elena Pierpaoli and 200 other physicists are trying to find out what went on during those dark days with the Planck mission.
- Stephan Haas wins 2009-2010 Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Moh El-Naggar receives Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award
- Scientist Takes a Quantum Leap
It's not a science blog.
- Priya Vashishta wins 2009 Associates Award for Creativity in Research
The Associates Awards for Creativity in Research are the highest honors the university faculty can bestow on its members for distinguished intellectual and artistic achievements.
- Aiichiro Nakano elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society
Dr. Nakano was elected a Fellow for "the development and implementation of scalable parallel and distributed algorithms for large-scale atomistic simulations to predict, visualize, and analyze reaction processes for novel nano-mechano-chemical phenomena encompassing diverse spatiotemporal scales."
- American Society for Nanomedicine Award
At its inaugural conference, Oct 22-25, 2009 (Potomac, Maryland), the American Society for Nanomedicine (ASNM) recognized biophysics research being carried out by Research Assistant Professor Siyuan Lu (Physics & Opthalmology)
- A Robust Career for this USC College Alumnus
Omid Nohadani, a physicist and leader in the field of robust optimization, will join the faculty at Purdue University.
- Bring Back the Science
USC College physicist Clifford Johnson steps into the popular culture spotlight to promote the sciences.
- Black Holes: Eternal Prisons No More
Stephen Hawking’s lecture, a signature event of The College Commons
- In Memoriam: Kazumi Maki, 72
The award-winning physicist in USC College was a classical music aficionado who played the violin.
- A Two-Time Universe?
USC College physicist explores how a second dimension of time could unify physics laws, better describe the natural world.
- Women in Physics Find Common Ground
Second annual conference organized by USC College graduate students expands scope, inspires similar events at other top universities.
- Nano Know-How
Physicist Jia Grace Lu’s nanoworld explorations may lead to better chemical sensors and other small-scale, high-speed electronics.
- USC College Physics Professor Dies
John Nodvik was a “Stalwart” of the Physics Department’s Graduate Program
- U.K. Society Lauds USC College Physics Professor
Clifford Johnson recognized by the Institute of Physics for his contributions to science